Looking for ideas for stairs? The ‘Inca’ - so called as the ‘zig-zag’ flat pattern of the stringer mirrors the architectural designs used by the ancient Inca tribes - adds a sense of space and luxury to any living area. A distinguished contemporary design the Inca is perfect for a living area as shown above. Rather than being an imposing element in a hall or living space the open rises and glass balustrade ensure maximum openness & light.
The Inca straight staircase enables clients to add a stairs to a living space as in the project pictured above without taking visually from the space available, to the contrary it feels like a space is being opened out. The open riser staircase is incorporated seamlessly in the living room, adds depth and makes the corridor behind look wider.
Stair ideas perfect for your home - as with all our stairs clients can choose from an extensive choice of solid natural timbers. The stairs pictured in the above project is another perfect example of how the Inca can create a sense of space, depth and width.
As with the majority of the Signature Stairs range the steel step threads are fully encased in solid timber finish. With 20 mm on the thread plate and to the front and back of the steps they will last generations. The underside of the step gets a matching veneer cover which helps with the overall height of the step.
More stairs ideas - clients can also choose the fully closed rise version of the Inca from the Signature Stairs range. With the fully closed step there is more emphasis on the steps themselves rather than what can be achieved with an open riser. The stairs is finished with 15 mm clear toughened glass and matching rebated timber handrail.
When a stairs layout demands a quarter or return landing it can sometimes disrupt the clean zig-zag shape of the stringer. We can modify the stairs to have a more linear stringer which copes better with this type of stairs layout. Here the 15 mm clear toughened frameless glass balustrade is finished with a stainless steel round handrail.
In keeping with the contemporary design the Inca standard style is finished with our stainless ‘sleeve’ handrail. Designed to meet building regulations as well as providing practical protection form finger prints on the glass, the handrail is subtle enough so as not to obstruct or take from the openness of the balustrade.
The Inca can be finished in a solid timber of choice. Steps are clad three sides with 20 mm solid timber and the underside is finished with a matching veneer. Steps are designed so as to ensure the maximum opening in a step is 100 mm as per staircase regulations. Steps are finished with professional grade two part polyurethane lacquer.
Designed to mirror the ancient Incan linear pattern the Inca stairs is a wonderfully modern take on a traditional shape. With open rises and cleverly secured glass balustrades the stairs can be easily accommodated within any living space.
The Inca stairs is available in a number of styles but most often in an open riser staircase or closed rise step with the distinctive ‘profile’ cut support. Alternatively if the stairs layout demands, a more linear cut stringer is used. Clients can decide on which stair ideas work best in their space.
In the open step options, steps are fully clad with 20 mm solid timber front, top and back with a matching veneer cover to the underside. The step shape is designed to close the opening to comply with a building and safety regulation of a max 100 mm opening.
Clients are free to choose from a number of handrail options but the stainless ‘sleeve’ handrail gives a subtle but practical finish to a modern design.
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